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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 13 reviews)

  • Great Place to work, great people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Stress, Sometimes Hard to find a work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Absolutely zero career progression no matter how good you are (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Procurement temp employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I actually enjoyed the work I was doing but that was independent of the company or my supervisors.

    Cons

    They are very cheap. You have to jump through hoops to even get paper or pens. They often hire temporary control employees rather than salaried employees so they don't have to pay benefits. They think they're clever in doing so but everyone is aware of their MO which creates a poor morale. There were several employees that were promised to be made salaried and that were just strung along. There is just the sense that your expendable so management that is their hold onto their jobs for dear life and often treat employees with an almost suspicious behavior because they're afraid to lose their jobs. When I first started, some employees warned me to be careful that other employees might feed you false information to make you look bad. It was one of the most bizarre place I've ever worked. The bureaucracy is like nothing I've ever dealt with as well and often hindered productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Make middle-management do their jobs. There's deathly a disconnect between the officers and employees. It always seem like the managers were just always trying to puff themselves up and will take credit for anything to do so. And just because the person has been there for ages doesn't mean that they're doing the job properly. Don't be afraid of change.


  2. "Dynamic company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, get the job done mentality is pervasive. Good benefits, strong financials, solid company.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and process can make it a challenge for some.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, but will always be what it is"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Decent tech in carrier spaces. Enterprise is weak by today's standards. If the sector goes weak, it's a decent place to park for employment.

    Cons

    Upper mgt is not dynamic nor very motivating. Absolutely zero career progression no matter how good you are. Good people sit for 10 years or more waiting for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    None. This company is what it is, it won't change


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    "Not bad but salaries are lower than other companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Very smart, capable, helpful coworkers
    Stable job

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than other companies
    Small raises
    Only one office in the US - cannot relocate

    Advice to Management

    Improve cafe (got worse after the renovation)
    Invest more money in work equipment (laptops, lab equipment)


  6. "Adtran Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work, great people. Once hired, good benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    Hired through manpower, company on hiring freeze for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Do not keep people working for manpower for so long, they do not give benefits.


  7. "Product Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great company, fair compensation

    Cons

    Stress, Sometimes Hard to find a work/life balance


  8. "Starting out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking company. They cultivate learning and innovation. Really good work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average.


  9. "Raw Materials Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No Layoffs and it is a good working enviroment in the warehouses with temperature controlled due to electronic parts

    Cons

    not alot of movement upward mobility and pay increases are slow


  10. "A good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A friendly working environment and very good team work orientation. fair salary. flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Young talent turned out rate is high.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give the young engineers more opportunities.


  11. "Good company, bad co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Huge yet family friendly company
    Great co-op program

    Cons

    For me, I had a bad group with a terrible mentor who assumed I knew everything going in.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure that the mentors for the co-ops know that we don't always know everything coming in, and that we may require a little bit of training/direction to get started.



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